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Avoiding the Wall: My First Race
Aug 4, 2010 | Views: 1,474
As I got older, it seemed like life took its natural course and I became “too busy” for building model kits or science projects that were ungraded. It wasn’t until recently when I graduated college that I suddenly had an abundant amount of time to do anything. It was the most awesome feeling to get off work and think “what should I do now?” There weren’t any more books to read before class, papers to write or projects to complete. As a result of my extra time, I found myself hanging out with my dad a little more. We had something in common for the first time in a long time—my job (I work in the hobby industry now).
Last summer, my dad tried to convince me to race his car. The weekend he finally got me to go to the track, he wrecked his car, leaving it out of commission for the rest of the summer. Another year came and went and summer was here again. My dad has finally convinced me to try again. So this weekend, will be my first official R/C race. If you know me well, you’re probably laughing at me and thinking “this is going to be good!” I’m not sure how confident I am in my driving abilities. I envision the race going something like this:
(After I finally make it out of the pit onto the track) Turn the corner, hit the wall. Make it to the straight away, don’t break fast enough, and hit the wall. Hit the wall again coming out of the next turn. Maybe making a couple more laps before forgetting to pit for fuel leaving me stranded on the straight away.
Even though my outlook is not good, I’m excited for the race. I’m sure I’ll be on the driver’s stand laughing at myself. Or I’ll actually be half-way decent and finish the race. I’m hoping for the later, but not expecting it.
Stay tuned next week for my results!
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